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Love Their Generous Hearts

Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

-James 2:15-17-

One of the many things I love about Good Morning Girls is how we strive to put God’s Word into ACTION! I think Courtney and I have touched on this topic every GMG session, last session was no different. This past winter we gave our GMG groups the following challenge:  Decide as a group how you want to put James 2:17 into action by supporting the Mercy House. The Mercy House exists to provide alternative options for pregnant girls living in the streets of Kenya. The Mercy House aids these girls in nutrition, housing, prenatal care, counseling, Biblical teaching and job skills for sustainable living. For this challenge each group individually decided how they wanted to help the Mercy House. Some groups purchased the Mercy House t-shirts, others donated clothes and baby items, still others donated items off the monthly donation list. Each donation, no matter how big or small helped these precious girls in Kenya.

A few weeks ago I received the following email from Stacey who blogs at http://www.29lincolnavenue.com and http://modsquadblog.com/ and it so touched my heart that I wanted to share it with all of you! I LOVE how her group chose to meet the GMG Challenge!

This is the email I received from Stacey:

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Hi Angela,

Our group of GMG’s lives way north and way south.  We are 4 bloggers who took the GMG challenge this term.  For our project, we prayed that God would give us a creative idea to help Mercy House.  He put Maureen, the onsite director of Mercy House on our hearts.  He said, “Love on Maureen!” And so, we contacted Kristen to see how we could best do this.  She said, “Maureen is a very generous person.  She is always helping others and giving her stuff away.  She loves American fashion, and it would be nice for her to have some new clothing.  She would love that!”

So we gathered our money, went shopping, and below you can see a picture of what we were able to get for Maureen.  We are overwhelmed with joy at the thought of this sweet, giving girl wearing these items.  We have prayed that they are a blessing and even a secret answer to one of her prayers!

-Stacey
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Thanks again Stacey, Amy, Stef and Tracie for participating in the GMG Challenge and for being so sweet and generous with your time, prayers, money and thoughtfulness! I LOVE how you put God’s Word into ACTION!


To find out more about the Mercy House and the GMG Challenge you can read the blog post and watch the video here! Kristen and Maureen’s story truly is inspirational! God is doing great things in Kenya because of these two women’s obedience to His call on their lives!


If you would like to share how your group participated in the GMG Challenge, you can email me at: LoveGodGreatly@gmail.com


Until next time…

Love God Greatly!

Ministry of Motherhood Giveaway- Winners!

And the winners of last week’s giveaway are…..

1. Tiffany

2. Courtney Mostacero

3. Hanna

4. Cindy E.

5. Sandi

6. Tracy Hanssen

7. Debbie

8. Mrs. K.

9. Tammie

10. Danielle Greenwald

I know I said I’d only giveaway 3……but my husband and I wanted to bless a few more of you! I will be emailing each of the winners individually requesting your address so I can mail you your book! :)

Thank you to everyone who entered in the giveaway! I LOVED reading how God has used GMG in your lives! :) It is a blessing to be apart of this wonderful ministry with each of you!

Until Next Time…

Love God Greatly!

Ministry of Motherhood Book Giveaway!

The Ministry of Motherhood is the story of one mother who has dared to go beyond the ordinary in loving, leading, and training her children to follow Christ. In this honest and inspiring book, Sally Clarkson paints a stirring vision of a mother’s mission and challenges women to disciple their children to be passionate, devoted servants of Christ.”

-NANCY LEIGH DeMOSS, author and host of Revive Our Hearts Radio

Last week Courtney and I announced our summer book club, today I’d like to give you a little more information about our upcoming book club and provide a giveaway for those who are participating!!!

Summer Enrollment begins: May 1st

Starts: Monday, May 16th

Ends: Monday, August 15th (3 month commitment)

What is Good Morning Girls and how do I join? If you are new to Good Morning Girls please watch the videos here

Do I have to be in a group to join? No, you can do this individually if you would like.

Book: Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson

Where can I purchase it? You can purchase Ministry of Motherhood from Sally’s own website at WholeHeart.Org or by going to Amazon or your local Christian bookstore.

What is the book Ministry of Motherhood about?

A mother’s day is packed with a multitude of tasks that require energy and time: preparing meals, washing clothes, straightening and cleaning the house, and caring for children. These jobs all are necessary and crucially important. But in the dailyness of providing for a child’s physical, emotional and social needs, vital opportunities for spiritual nurturing and training can be overlooked.

Rather than letting the demands of life determine your parenting priorities, you can focus your energy on what matters most. In this encouraging and empowering book you’ll learn how to:

  • make life’s mundane and nitty-gritty moments work for you and not against you
  • incorporate character-building as a natural part of life
  • teach your child in the same way Jesus taught the disciples
  • pass on crucial gifts that will serve your family for a lifetime

Using biblical wisdom and practical teachings, Sally Clarkson shows how you can make a lasting difference in your child’s life by following the pattern Christ set with his own disciples- a model that will inspire and equip you to intentionally embrace the rewarding, desperately needed, and immeasurably valuable Ministry of Motherhood.

What will the weekly Good Morning Girls blog schedule look like?

Monday: Video from Sally speaking on that week’s topic. Normally the videos will last from 4-6 minutes. I LOVE listening to Sally speak, she has so much wisdom to share!

Wednesday: Our Women In the Word link-ups as well as some exciting GUEST bloggers sharing what they have learned from Ministry of Motherhood!

Friday: Courtney and I will conclude the week with a discussion on what we learned through this week’s reading and our quite times.

(Note: you will contact your Good Morning Girls group Monday-Friday either by email, Facebook, Twitter or texting- holding each other accountable to be in God’s Word daily)

If you are new to Good Morning Girls, please take the time to subscribe to our blog as well as “Like” us on Facebook! We love to communicate with you and Facebook is a great tool we use to interact with our Good Morning Girls!

If you would like to be entered in today’s giveaway, please leave a comment stating what Good Morning Girls has meant to you or why you would like to win. :) I will be giving away 3 copies!!! The winner will be announced next Monday! Please enter by Saturday, April 23rd at midnight.

** Thank you to everyone who has entered our giveaway! The giveaway is now closed and I will announce tomorrow who has won! Make sure and check back tomorrow morning! Happy Easter!

Until next time…

Love God Greatly!

Good Morning Girls Spring Break!

The Winter Good Morning Girls session has come to an end. 

We began this journey 12 weeks ago with over 1,200 girls!   Angela and I have thoroughly enjoyed the James study this winter and cannot wait to see God’s plan unfold this summer!

The next session begins on Monday, May 16th.  You can begin enrolling your groups on May 1st(Please do not enroll before then. We will be deleting everything on the message boards soon to get ready for the next session.)  The session will run from May 15th to August 15th. (3 months)

If you are new to Good Morning Girls please watch the videos here .  They will answer: What is Good Morning Girls? What are the details of Good Morning Girls?  What if I don’t have my own group?  and How does roll call work? 

 

Now it is time for a Good Morning Girls Spring Break!

We want to strongly urge you to take a one month break from your group.  I know that some of you do not want to stop…but after nearly 4 years of being in Good Morning Girls groups I have learned a few things.

1.  We need a break – if we want to keep this group together long term.

2.  If we don’t take a break- we end up burned out in the middle of the next session – been there done that.

3.  If we don’t take a break, some of the ladies who want to drop out may not have the courage to quit.  Then you have women in the group who don’t really want to be there and it’s discouraging to the rest of the group.

4.  Taking a break allows ladies to leave guilt free – and makes room to invite new ladies into the group!

So we strongly encourage you to take a break – not from your quiet times – but from each other.  Use the break to get together and have a luncheon or go out for coffee.  Stay connected – but be free from the responsibility of every morning checking in.

In the meantime, we hope you will consider joining us this summer for the Summer Book Club.  If you missed our announcement of the book you can view it here

On Monday, we will give you more details and there’s going to be a book giveaway – so check back!!!

Walk with the King!
Courtney, WomenLivingWell

Summer Book Club Announcement!

Today is the DAY you’ve all been waiting for!!!! Our book club selection for this summer is…..

In the next few weeks we’ll be posting more information so make sure and check back weekly for further updates!

Love God Greatly!

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